Been on a few dates with this woman, she has kids that I haven't met. We hold hands and I'm sure she likes me, but she seems to be holding back on kissing and we haven't talked about her kids. Just would like to have some tips, or someone tell their experience dating someone with kids as I never have before. Thanks.
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As a single mom I tend to take thiings a lot slower with dating because I want to know as certainly as possible that this guy won't hurt me or mai daughter. There are a lot of creepers out there who are abusive or sick and mothers have to be careful that she's not inviting one to prey on her kid/s. Also kids are smarter than a lot of people give them credit for and it has an effect on them when you have different people popping in and out of their lives on a regular basis.
So think of it as her screening you to make sure you're a good choice. It's a sign she's a good mom and cares a lot about who she has around her kids. Let her know if you're serious about her and don't ask to meet her kids if you don't plan on starting a serious relationship. And as HonestAbe said below you'll be a role model for these kids. Depending on the custody arrangement maybe even a father figure. Personally I would never expect a guy I'm seeing to be a father to mai daughter because she has one, but there are those who do desire that father figure. Make sure you can handle being looked up to and watched before you get seriously involved.